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From Andre Fischer>
Subject Re: Rat scan vs SGA
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:49:59 GMT
Update regarding the autoconf files in main/:

If you are interested in a list of the files in main/ then please have a 
look at [1].

In main/ you will find the files


which are used in the autoconf process.

The files aclocal.m4, config.guess, config.sub, install-sh do not have 
AOO specific content.  They are copies of generic files that we have 
included into SVN just for convenience.  I am currently looking into how 
they can be re-created on the fly.  However, they do not seem to pose a 
legal problem:

     install-sh seems to have a MIT license

     aclocal.m4, config.guess, config.sub are all copyrighted by the FSF 
and are under GPL but their headers include this paragraph:

# As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
# distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
# configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
# the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.

The only file that looks like a potential legal problem is acinclude.m4.
It contains some OpenOffice specific macros (and thus can not be 
re-created on the fly) and contains this in its header:

dnl @author Caolan McNamara <>
dnl @author Daniel Richard G. <>
dnl @version 2006-05-01
dnl @license LGPL

Any comments regarding the legal status of these files?



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